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Buffalo Creek Mine Disaster #24665

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1973
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(Studio) Miners observe first anniversary Buffalo Creek mine disaster.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Buffalo Creek, West Virginia) Yr. ago coal slag dam broke. Flood killed and destroyed. Disaster left 4000 homeless. Federal government sent in mobile homes. Homes still there but soon residents will have to pay rent. [DuWanna WORAMAN - says people want to go home.] But in damaged area sewer and water facilities not restored. Land not suitable for building hses. Some residents digging wells and getting land ready to move back in anyway. [Miner wives - discuss how disaster has left permanent emotional scars on children.] [Shirley MARCUM - says flood victims want to go home to own land.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

Reporter(s):
Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:04:20

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